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Victoria Amateur Radio Club Meeting Thursday 6/17/14
The Victoria Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, July 17th starting at 7:30 p.m. at their new location at the DeTar Conference Center on Medical Drive, off Nursery Drive. Meeting starts at 7:30. "Eating Meeting" at the Mall Food Court, about 6:00. You can lear…
Free Computer Training
Enhance your skills with self-paced tutorials from Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Computer Lab reserved and staffed Wednesdays for those also using their self-paced tutorials for help with ebooks and email.
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UHV SBD Center Offers First Steps to Starting Your Business
The UHV Small Business Development Center is offering their recommended workshop for those considering opening a business on Thursday, July 10, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. If you have a great idea you think could be a successful business--but just don’t know how to get started--this …
Tech Basics: Microsoft Word 2010-Pt. 1
Learn the basic elements in Microsoft Word 2010 word processing software. Participants will edit an existing document in a variety of ways: Exercises include: adding a bulleted list, cutting and pasting text, copying and pasting text, editing the quick access toolbar, spell checking, tracking change…
Tech Basics: Intro to Microsoft Office 2010
This free class at the Victoria Public Library will introduce commonly-used features in Microsoft Office 2010. Exercises include creating a document, changing the document format, and saving and printing the document. The next class takes place on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:30 a...
Ham Radio Demonstration
The Victoria Amateur Radio Club – W5DSC, the Coleto Creek Amateur Radio Club – W5DWT, and the Golden Crescent Amateur Radio Service – K5VCT will demonstrate amateur radio from noon June 28 through noon June 29 at Son Valley Ranch, 8793 U.S. Highway 87 North.
Crowdfunding Workshop at UHV
Perhaps you've heard the term, "crowdfunding," and wondered what it was all about. The UHV Small Business Development Center will present an "Introduction to Crowdfunding" at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. This presentation includes what works and how…
BBB: Don’t Fall For “Catfish” Scam
June 25 is National Catfish Day. “Catfishing” doesn’t only mean going down to the river with a fishing pole. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants to warn you that catfishing can also be a techni…
Skeeter Heard Worldwide On Newsline
Once again this week, KIXS 108 Morning Show host Skeeter Nash will be anchoring the Amateur Radio Newsline® report, heard around the world, over the ham radio airwaves, and online at www.arnewsline.org. This is a valuable service to ham radio operators worldwide, with reports coming in from all arou…
Amateur Radio Has a ‘Field Day’ Last Weekend in June
Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that…
Online Dad’s Day Gift Buying Tips From the BBB
This Sunday is Father’s Day, and although there is nothing quite like the gift of fatherhood, many consumers will be trying to brainstorm the perfect gift to honor dad. Spending on Father’s in the U.S. is predicted to reach almost $13.3 billion this year, based on a survey by the National Retail Fed…
HD Video: The DIY Magic of Amateur Radio
You've probably read my many posts about the hobby and service of amateur (aka "ham") radio. Some folks think that amateur radio is an "outdated" technology, but as this brief video shows, ham radio remains on the cutting-edge of communications. If you know of a younger person wh…

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